Visiting Assistant Professor - School of Psychology

University of Southern Mississippi
August 31, 2023
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Visiting Assistant Professor - School of Psychology

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor - School of Psychology.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Psychology Position Type Faculty Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date August 31, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Contact Dr. Bonnie Nicholson ([email protected] ) to inquire about the positions. A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, and 3) names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if applicable), and official transcripts will be requested for applicants selected as finalists for the position.

Job Summary The School of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for several full-time, 9 month, Visiting Assistant Professor positions beginning August 2023. This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Psychology which is home to 125 graduate students enrolled in APA- accredited doctoral programs in Clinical, School & Counseling Psychology, an MPCAC accredited Counseling Psychology MS program, the Experimental Psychology PhD program, and 600 undergraduate psychology majors. More information can be found at www.

These are ideal positions for a post-doc interested in obtaining more extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for individuals preparing for a career in academia. Opportunities to obtain post-doctoral supervision towards licensure (which includes mentorship, professional development) and/or to conduct and collaborate on research are available.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate courses in applicant's areas of expertise. Examples of available courses include applied undergraduate courses, introductory psychology, careers in psychology, developmental psychology, research methods, and applied undergraduate courses. 2. Teaching graduate courses in applicant's areas of expertise. Graduate level courses include practicum supervision in our in-house training clinic, graduate level coursework across the areas represented in our School (particularly school psychology and psychological assessment courses; other opportunities in candidates' area of expertise may be available).

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in psychology or counseling or doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in school, clinical or counseling psychology, or a doctoral degree in general psychology (experimental, brain & behavior, etc.), by August 2023 and strong teaching skills. Given the range of available courses, applicants from all areas represented in the School of Psychology are encouraged to apply.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to use high impact teaching practices to promote student engagement and success.
  • Preferred Qualifications Doctoral degree in Psychology. Teaching experience in psychology.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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